Education provides children with opportunities to escape poverty, gain a voice in their community and experience a better quality of life. But worldwide, more than 120 million children are unable to attend school.
The agenda is ambitious and includes improving the visibility, quality of life and access to health and education. The potential to have direct, positive impact on marginalized groups within the Isthmus is great.
Indigenous children do not always attend school due to financial and economic constraints, lack of schools or transportation, and insufficient government resources.
Only 18 per cent of children ages 15-19 in the Ngobe-Bugle comarcas had schooling beyond sixth grade compared to the national average of 65 per cent.